Sergio Perez made the daring prediction that his Crimson Bull crew will “dominate” System 1 within the coming seasons.
Crimson Bull returned to title rivalry in 2021, Max Verstappen snatching the Drivers’ Championship from Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton on the final lap of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes would win the Constructors’ title for an eighth season in succession.
The Silver Arrows have fallen away from that dialog on the prime although in 2022, with their place taken by Ferrari who’ve battled with Crimson Bull throughout the opening 4 rounds.
The scores are even up to now, Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc and Verstappen each have two victories apiece, however Perez believes that Crimson Bull are in place do embark on a recent dominant run from right here.
In an interview with Chacho López, Perez stated: “We nonetheless have loads of issues to resolve, however the principle factor is that we’re aggressive and Crimson Bull is ready to dominate the subsequent few years with these new rules.”
Poor reliability actually hampered the Austrian outfit within the opening rounds, Verstappen twice retiring whereas operating P2 in Bahrain and Australia, whereas Perez was additionally compelled to retire in Bahrain.
So, with out that misfortune, Perez says Crimson Bull would comfortably have been the main drive at this stage of the season.
Because it stands, Verstappen trails Leclerc by 27 factors, whereas Crimson Bull are 11 factors behind Ferrari within the Constructors’ Championship.
“We ought to be main each the Drivers’ and Constructors’ titles,” Perez acknowledged.
“It’s been a tough begin however the crew has labored arduous to maintain up with Ferrari, we’ve minimize a number of factors off Ferrari.”
Verstappen led dwelling a one-two end for Crimson Bull at the newest outing at Imola.
Perez did come underneath some stress from Leclerc, however the Monegasque driver would spin into the wall, forcing him right into a front-wing change as he in the end completed P6 and gave up precious factors.
Perez then says it is a season the place Crimson Bull should go on the assault, however keep away from the type of errors demonstrated by Leclerc.
“We’re in a season the place we have now to go on the assault and we’re within the combat,” stated Perez.
“This weekend (Imola) was essential, and the best factor was to make a mistake, because it occurred with different drivers (Leclerc)”.